Tunisia-based used item classifieds start-up Dabchy has been selected for Womentum – a $160,000 prize accelerator program focused on growing female-led technology start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa.

The four month program run by womena and supported by Standard Chartered will see participating entrepreneurs immersed in Berlin’s innovative ecosystem and connected to investors, mentors and regional markets in the Dubai hub with the hopes of providing them with all the tools and funding needed to take them to the next level.

From nearly 200 applications, eight businesses from a large diversity of industries, ranging from construction tech to virtual goods and gaming, have been selected for the programme. The top-performing start-ups will receive US$100,000 in equity investment from womena and US$60,000 in prize money awarded by Standard Chartered.

Dabchy is an app-based community of hundreds of thousands of fashion-conscious users. They create trendy looks with used items they intend to sell, include a mini blog to it and post. When there is a buyer, Dabchy sends its delivery van to pick up and deliver.

Dabchy was founded in 2016 by Ameni Mansouri, Oussama Mahjoub, and Ghazi Ketata as a Facebook page. A year later it secured nearly $50,000 in investment and has now over 75,000 downloads with 100,000 items listed.

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